Who Said It Better: Falwell or Christ?


A poor person never gave anyone a job. A poor person never gave anybody charity, not of any real volume. It’s just common sense to me.

—  Jerry Falwell Jr. can’t imagine Trump ‘doing anything that’s not good for the country’.


41 He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.

42 A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.

43 Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.

44 For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”

—  Mark, 12:41-44.


Falwell, a self-professed evangelical, here speaks in direct opposition to plain Christian teaching. (Indeed, his full interview with the Washington Post reveals error after error, as though Falwell had never seen, let alone read, a New Testament. No doubt he has read one; it’s simply that what he’s saying now is not found in the faith he professes.)

Falwell and his ilk are mistaken if they think those of us who are religious – or candidly anyone who can read a text – will yield to his contrivances. 

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